Challenge
Mare Nostrum
Paolo Fresu / Richard Galliano / Jan Lundgren

Mare Nostrum

LP 12inch | ACT music | 0614427946614 | ACT 94661 | 10-13

About the album

"In the hands of these three, the combination of trumpet, accordion and piano produces a quite magical sound – gentle, beguilingly tuneful and slightly melancholy."
(THE OBSERVER, UK)

Can we consider it a coincidence, that Paolo Fresu from Sardinia, Richard Galliano, raised in the southern France but of Italian offspring and Jan Lundgren of Swedish origin found each other? Certainly not, and in spite of the unusual and quite daring line-up, this collaboration of the three most melodically inclined musicians of today’s European jazz scene has grown and developed organically.

Yet, life within the world of jazz frequently leads to coincidental encounters such as the one by Lundgren with Galliano on stage of a festival somewhere in Japan. Both musicians joined an electrifying jam session, which led to enormous mutual appreciation. The regular drummer of Jan Lundgren’s trio is also a member of one of trumpeter Paolo Fresu’s many bands, so it is not all that difficult to imagine, that sooner or later they would focus upon each other's work. It seems however rather miraculous, that those usually very busy music stars would engage in a completely new musical enterprise. It appears to have been a true temptation for these continental music masters, to enter such a daring collaboration, and form this unusual trio.

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Tracklisting
    • 1
      Mare Nostrum
       
      05:55
    • 2
      Principessa
       
      04:35
    • 3
      Eu Nao Existo Sem
       
      02:58
    • 4
      The Seagull
       
      03:18
    • 5
      Que reste-t-il de nos amours?
       
      04:32
    • 6
      Years Ahead
       
      05:05
    • 7
      Sonia's Nightmare
       
      04:04
    • 8
      Chat Pitre
       
      03:00
    • 1
      Valzer del Ritorno
       
      04:24
    • 2
      Open your mind
       
      04:05
    • 3
      Liverty Waltz
       
      04:10
    • 4
      Mio Mehmet
       
      04:29
    • 5
      Ma Mere L 'Oye
       
      04:28
    • 6
      Para Jobim
       
      03:57
    • 7
      Varvindar
       
      03:11
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